This âguerilla-styleâ approach for Heuristic Evaluation will help IAs engage work partners from other disciplines within the organization and learn to work with them to rapidly generate useful content for Sales and Account teams. Topics: user experience, heuristic, heuristic analysis, information architecture
byS. Bhattacharya, F. Smarandache, M. Khoshnevisan
In this paper we have proposed a semi-heuristic optimization algorithm fordesigning optimal plant layouts in process-focused manufacturing/servicefacilities. Our proposed algorithm marries the well-known CRAFT (Computerized Relative Allocation of Facilities Technique) with the Hungarian assignment algorithm. Being a semi-heuristic search, MASS can be potentially more efficient in terms of CPU engagement time as it can converge on the global optimum faster than the traditional CRAFT, which is a... Topics: algorithm, pure heuristic
Turnaround time is the time between to start and complete the job. In the case of production turnaround time is very important to determine the processing time. Processing time of jobs depend on resource available in the production environment. Scheduling is the process to create the sequence of jobs and generally tells the happening of things and shows a plan for the timing of certain activities. Topics: Sequencing, Scheduling, Flow Shop, Heuristic, Makespan
Cloud computing is a paradigm in which IT (information technology) application provide as a service. Cloud computing allows users to utilize the computation, storage, data and services from around the world in commercialize manner. In cloud environment, scheduling is the major issue. Scheduling is responsible efficient utilization of the resources. In this paper, a Scheduling model based on minimum network delay using Suffrage Heuristic coupled with Genetic algorithms for scheduling sets of... Topics: Cloud Computing, Suffrage Heuristic, and Genetic Algorithm
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With the explosive growth of international users, distributed information and the number of linguistic resources, accessible throughout the World Wide Web, information retrieval has become crucial for users to find, retrieve and understand relevant information, in any language and form. Cross- Language Information Retrieval (CLIR) is a subfield of Information Retrieval which provides a query in one language and searches document collections in one or many languages but it also has a specific... Topics: Cross Lingual Information Retrieval, Heuristic Method, Text Categorization
Metaheuristics: Progress as Real Problem SolversAuthor: Toshihide Ibaraki, Koji Nonobe, Mutsunori Yagiura Published by Springer US ISBN: 978-0-387-25382-4 DOI: 10.1007/b107306Table of Contents:Metaheuristic Agent Processes (MAPS) GRASP with Path-Relinking: Recent Advances and Applications A Tabu Search Heuristic for a University Timetabling Problem An Investigation of Automated Planograms Using a Simulated Annealing Based Hyper-Heuristic Validation and Optimization of an Elevator Simulation... Topics: Combinatorial optimization, Heuristic programming, Problem solving, Computer algorithms
A selection of compositions originally released in 2005. No cover. New and Pristine Appliance Returns to Warehouse is a meditation on life after death. Sorry Arvo. Parallel Lives was my first attempt at writing for a quartet. At the the time, I thought it was really cool and radical, but now it just sounds juvenile. Untitled is an attempt to re-create the atmosphere of early electronic music. Sorry Karlheinz. Ashes Wither (a.k.a. 'I know a song that'll get on your nerves') displays my awesome... Topics: meta music, intuitive, heuristic, improvisation, experimental, electronic, tape
The implications of the two simple postulates of Special Relativity proposed by Albert Einstein are presented in a succinct form in this paper. Two additional heuristic postulates are explained. The simple algebraic derivation of the equations of Special Relativity was shared by the author to Dr. F. A. Kaempffer and Dr. George Volkoff during the course of a pleasant conversation in 1984. Topics: Einstein, Special Relativity, Simple Derivations, Lorentz Transformation, heuristic postulates
Transmission system is one of the major components in the electric power industry. A novel approach, proposed using biogeography-based optimization (BBO) for the solution to Transmission-expansion planning (TEP) long range problem, employs a constrained BBO algorithm where network stability constraints as lower and upper limits of bus voltage magnitudes and swing angles are included, as well as the AC load flow equations. The cost function is formulated including both fixed and variable costs... Topics: Transmission Expansion Planning, Biogeography-based Optimization, Heuristic Optimization,...
The disturbance incidences are common events in the flight networks in many countries. On the other hand, the survival of busy airlines in this strict and competitive business is crucial and tough. Therefore solving flight perturbation scheduling problem, in order to provide an optimized schedule in low computational time, is very important. This problem and its related literature have not yet been investigated seriously in Iran. One of the smart methods in solving routing and scheduling... Topics: Flight Perturbation Scheduling, Smart Optimization, Ant Colony Meta-Heuristic Algorithm
byCosgriff, Laura M.; Roberts, Gary D.; Binienda, Wieslaw K.; Zheng, Diahua; Averbeck, Timothy; Roth, Donald J.; Jeanneau, Philipp
Structural sandwich materials composed of triaxially braided polymer matrix composite material face sheets sandwiching a foam core are being utilized for applications including aerospace components and recreational equipment. Since full scale components are being made from these sandwich materials, it is necessary to develop proper inspection practices for their manufacture and in-field use. Specifically, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques need to be investigated for analysis of... Topics: CORRELATION, HEURISTIC METHODS, PROBABILITY THEORY, EXCLUSION, ESTIMATES, MONTE CARLO METHOD
In order to prevent unpleasant incidents,preservation high-speed railway vehicle stability has vitalimportance. For this purpose, railway vehicle is modeled usinga 38-DOF. This paper presents an investigation on limit cycleand bifurcation of high speed railway behavior. It is revealedthat the critical hunting speed decreases by increasing thewheel conicity. Also the critical hunting speed and huntingfrequency calculated via the linear elastic rail is higher thanthat derived using a nonlinear... Topics: railway vehicle dynamics, heuristic nonlinear creep model, critical hunting speed, numerical...
In this paper we take a critical look at PDDL 2.1 as designers and users of plan domain description languages. We describe planning domains that have features which are hard to model using PDDL 2.1. We then offer some suggestions on domain description language design, and describe how these suggestions make modeling our chosen domains easier. Topics: ELECTRONIC MAIL, LINGUISTICS, NATURAL LANGUAGE (COMPUTERS), INFERENCE, EXTRACTION, MESSAGES,...
Methods of predicting the state of health and human efficiency during space flight are discussed. Diversity of reactions to the same conditions, development of extrapolation methods of prediction, and isolation of informative physiological indexes are among the factors considered. Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROSPACE MEDICINE, SPACE FLIGHT STRESS, ALGORITHMS,...
byBell, R. S.; Crouch, M. A.; Hanna, G. J.; Cady, E. C.; Meserole, J. S
An improved understanding of low gravity subcritical cryogenic fluid behavior is critical for the continued development of space based systems. Although early experimental programs provided some fundamental understanding of zero gravity cryogenic fluid behavior, more extensive flight data are required to design space based cryogenic liquid storage and transfer systems with confidence. As NASA's mission concepts evolve, the demand for optimized in-space cryogenic systems is increasing. Cryogenic... Topics: AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, HEURISTIC METHODS, MACHINE LEARNING, MAPPING, MAPS, RANDOM WALK, ROBOTS,...
Stromatolites offer an unparalleled geologic record of early life, because they constitute the oldest and most abundant recognizable remains of microbial ecosystems. Microbial mats are living homologs of stromatolites; thus, the physiology of the microbiota as well as the processes which create those features of mats (e.g., biomarker organic compounds, elemental and stable isotopic compositions) which are preserved in the ancient record. Observations of the carbon isotopic composition (delta... Topics: BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION, ECOSYSTEMS, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, PROKARYOTES, RADIATION EFFECTS, STERILIZATION,...
byStorti, G.; Armstrong, R.; Johnson, S.; Lin, H. C.; Regnault, W.; Yoo, K. C
The necessity for a low-cost crystalline silicon sheet material for photovoltaics has generated a number of alternative crystal growth techniques that would replace Czochralski (Cz) and float-zone (FZ) technologies. Efficiencies of devices fabricated from low resistivity FZ silicon are approaching 20%, and it is highly likely that this value will be superseded in the near future. However, FZ silicon is expensive, and is unlikely ever to be used for photovoltaics. Cz silicon has many of the... Topics: FACTORIZATION, HEURISTIC METHODS, MATRICES (MATHEMATICS), MULTIPROCESSING (COMPUTERS), ALGORITHMS,...